Euroleague Sanctions Galatasaray and Red Star

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Euroleague Basketball has imposed disciplinary sanctions on two teams, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (Turkey-TBL) and Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) Telekom Beograd (Serbia-KLS). The sanctions pertain to incidents that occurred before and during their game in Round 6 of the regular season. The sanctions are based on infractions of the competition by-laws that all teams are aware of and obliged to fulfill.

A Red Star Belgrade fan, Marko Ivkovic,  was stabbed in the chest and subsequently died of his injuries after hours of surgery. Aside from that, there were multiple incidences of unruly behavior and some violence from fans of both clubs.

Red Star fans burning a Galatasaray flag

– Euroleague Basketball’s independent disciplinary judge has sanctioned Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul with its next three (3) home games (within the Euroleague / Eurocup competitions) to be played behind closed doors in addition to a fine of 100,000 Euros for the incidents generated by its fans and the failure to adopt measures to avoid disturbances, on occasion of its home game against Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade, under Article 29.1, paragraph (e) and (g) of the Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Code. The decision may be appealed before the Appeal Panel in a time of 10 calendar days following the notification of the ruling.

-Euroleague Basketball’s independent disciplinary judge has sanctioned Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade with its next home game (within the Euroleague / Eurocup competitions) to be played behind closed doors in addition to a fine of 50,000 Euros for the incidents generated by its fans and the failure to adopt measures to avoid disturbances, on occasion of its away game against Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul, under Article 29.1, paragraph (e) and (g) of the Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Code. The decision may be appealed before the Appeal Panel in a time of 10 calendar days following the notification of the ruling.

Both clubs are appealing the sanctions handed down.

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